IMAGE: NY state trooper reconstructs bus accident scene
David Duprey  /  AP
New York State Trooper Jeff Bebak reconstructs an accident scene involving a Le Roy Central School bus and a dump truck in Batavia, N.Y., on Wednesday. The small school bus carrying 14 people collided with a dump truck Wednesday, seriously injuring the driver and two passengers.
updated 5/30/2007 4:38:47 PM ET 2007-05-30T20:38:47

A small school bus carrying 14 people rear-ended a dump truck Wednesday, seriously injuring the bus driver and two passengers, state police said.

The bus was carrying 10 high school students, three staff members from the Le Roy Central School District when it collided with the truck, which was waiting to make a left turn, state police Sgt. Daniel Dedo said.

The impact pushed the truck across the road and it was hit by a car, Dedo said. Neither the truck driver nor the driver of the car was seriously hurt.

“It appears the school bus driver was at fault,” Dedo said, while cautioning the accident was still under investigation.

No tickets were immediately issued, said Trooper Rebecca Gibbons, a state police spokeswoman.

Three rescue helicopters carried the most seriously injured to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.

“It’s too early to have specific conditions but all are stable,” hospital spokesman Joe Cirillo said.

The other 11 passengers were taken to United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, where they were treated for minor injuries, hospital spokeswoman Colleen Flynn said. All were released.

The students, ages 16-19, were on a field trip to a veterinary clinic in nearby Corfu, west of Batavia, when the crash occurred along a rural stretch of farm fields and tall grass on a highway between Buffalo and Rochester.

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